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Posted:
2014-02-24

kiwi

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5.00

The storyline for this game is set two years before the movie itself, where you participate in a mission for the cause of humanity. The game follows John Connor from his beginnings as a lowly soldier, all the way to his ascendance as the leader of the human race.

Despite the novel movement system in Terminator Salvation, the action is unfortunately not as much fun as it could be. There is a movement menu that pops up when you are in cover that allows you to use the analog stick to travel to the next cover position. While this is a nice, unique system, it is not consistent, and sometimes leaves you vulnerable to fire, or forces you into a jam. Your AI allies are there to lend a hand, but they too are inconsistent and don't prefer to attack with their heavy weapons.

That means it's on your head to pick up the heavy weapons, like rocket and grenade launchers, when you come across them. You can be sure that enemies such as the giant Hunter-Killers will come after you, so you'd better have the firepower to be able to handle them. Other than those, however, there are only three different enemies to fight in the whole game. Each one has a specific weakness to a weapon type, which makes combat a simple formula of match up your weapon to the enemy you're facing. After the hundredth time of taking cover from an enemy, blasting at them with the right weapon type, and flanking them if you need to, you'll probably be bored by it too. The enemies don't have a lot of tactics to fight against you, and usually just shoot at whatever cover you're hiding behind before they die.

It might seem like five hours of waltzing through post apocalyptic LA shooting robots would sound like fun. It is, however, only five hours of content, and yet a gamer pays full price. A second run-through on a harder difficulty is about the only option available to a person who has bought the full game. This might be fun for a little while, but is definitely not one to buy. Rent this title if you want to pick it up.

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Posted:
2013-05-29

kiwi

Newbie

7.00

Blitz The League is one entertaining football league game. It also has a very unique storyline which builds interest with major football fans. The using of clash and being in an unleashed mode makes this game simply exceptional. It is nerve-racking and just amazing.

This Xbox version is very interesting, if you have played it on other platform, because it has a little twist on playing football. First off, there is this Clash mode. Clash can be manipulated using the Left trigger in your console making the opposing players to be on slow motion. During clash mode, you can control the ball and place it wherever you want and the players too, runners, defenders, and everyone on the playing field. The clash when maxed out can lead you to Unleashed Mode and your player can go wild and uncontrollable!

During Unleashed Mode, you are unstoppable! And there is a sure point already. But the thing is that your player goes out of his mind. He may pull the carrier's helmet off his head and beats him up just! Now, this is really violent. But The League really irritates football fans with the scoring and all. Blame it to the artificial intelligence who handles the scoring. He places extra scores, three points instead of four points and the like. But the player's kicking meter is just awesome.

The game's storyline is not nearly great but is interesting. You start off by creating a team. After that you have to have a city name. Then your team must have uniforms with your own style and logo too. Popular real football players are involved in this game too.

The story is centered with Lyman Strang, the villain, who was defeated and as a result dispatches all of his team. He changed his team players and coaches, and then made a bet with the mayor. He bet that he would win the Division 1 Championship Cup. They are gambling for a large amount of voters for a grand stadium for the team. From then on, things get dirty and wild.

There are gambling, sexcapades, and rivalries against the opposing team. They talk of dirty words and swear a lot almost all the time. But in order to win, you have to train your players. You have two options though, to drug your team players or to simply supplement them with harmless substances. The effects are different though. To drug your players means they are hyperactive and improvements with playing is evident. They may score points but as you overdose them, they may have diminished field concentration and have a higher rate to injure and be injured. But this choice is really up to you though.

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Posted:
2013-05-29

kiwi

Newbie

7.60

There are two modes for the Project Gotham Racing 3, the solo career mode and the online career mode. In solo career, the competition consists of the player and computer guided opposition. While in the online career mode, the player can compete with other online players. Because of the excellent features of the cars in use it is easier to earn points especially when the player is expert in using virtual wheels.

The game is enjoyable because the player can easily proceed from solo career mode to online mode. The solo mode provides 23 silver medals for 8 hours of play but there are also other awards such as badges and extra credits. In the online mode there is an intensive matching for different online players. The game will match the players by internet accessibility and by degree or level of skills. After winning the entire PGR 3, it doesnÂ’t stop there. The leading player will still have many opportunities to prove his abilities game after game.

The great excitement of the game is knowing that real players around the world are competing online with different level of skills. The online mode has three settings to choose from such as the capture the track, the street race and the eliminator. The controls of the PGR 3 are easy to use, even though they are using high quality cars. It provides easy way for a player to excel and win the games.

Unlike the other PGR games the PGR 3 has not stated any penalties for crashing or damaging the cars. The collisions no matter how strong or intensified, the resulting damages are just broken windshields or side mirrors. The players can drive faster with how much speed they want with less worry because there are no specific rules for any car damages or reckless driving. The setting of the game or of the race is not particular in any realistic sense. They feature different popular places for the racing such as Tokyo, New York and Las Vegas which seemed so alive with vibrant colors. The cars they use come with real life images which make a player enjoy more and be motivated to gain more points to have better cars for the racing.

The real beauty of the game is its interior views of the car with realistic pictures and setting. A player can earn up to seven garages. The game is best played with widescreen features of a television but it still comes great even with older TVs. The feeling of actually driving and racing with real life players is what really counts to make the PGR 3 a new generation of online racing.

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Posted:
2013-10-11

kiwi

Newbie

7.50

The PlayStation 3 may be nearing the end of its life, but it isn't going to go out with a whimper: the survival horror game The Last of Us was released in 2013 and sold 3.4 million copies in three weeks, becoming the fastest selling PlayStation game of all time. Does it live up to the promise of its hype?

Players control a young single man named Joel in the year 2033 in a post-apocalyptic America where zombies are a reality due to humans being infected by the Codyceps fungus. Joel is escorting a 14 year old orphan girl named Ellie, across the wasteland to meet the Fireflies, a group of humans who believe she may hold the answer to the eradication of the deadly fungus and hope to use her to rid the world of the Zombies. Although Ellie is mostly controlled by the AI, towards the end of the game the player takes control. The player's main purpose is to make contact with the Fireflies but to do so he must protect Ellie not only from Zombies, but also from all manner of enemies such as cannibals, bandits and Survivors, which are hostile uninfected humans.

Ellie and Joel are not the only named characters in the game, There is Melene, leader of the Fireflies, Tess a smuggler, the arms dealer Robert, Joel's daughter Sarah, the mechanic Bill and several more, all of which have a part to play, some big some small. Joel and Ellie's travels take them through many areas of America from mountains to plains. The game can be fairly described as one of the best looking games produced for the PlayStation 3. It creates a post apocalyptic world as many would imagine such a place to be, at worst a dark, dirty, dingy, broken down, and frightening world.

The Last of Us may have a rich story, but it is also an action packed adventure requiring the characters to fight for their life. Players have limited access to weapons such as pistols, rifles, shotguns, knives, and baseball bats, and ammo is also realistically limited, you won't find boxes of bullets just lying around. Weaponry and other useful items such as health aids can be crafted from a variety of materials, mostly everyday objects which have been used and discarded. The Balance of Power AI system gives opponents a sense of combat by hiding when approached and calling for help if needed. This sense of realism adds a lot of atmosphere to the game and makes combat more thrilling as you cannot waste a single attack as if you do so you are open to attack by dozens of opponents all too ready and waiting to take you down and infect you.

Apart form the obligatory fighting the player can explore the world around and discover all sorts of collectables and converse with other characters they may happen to meet.

The sound design is moody and evocative. There is very little music in the game, which is a very smart move and it makes those moments when it does appear that much more effective. Even the sound of your feet hitting the ground varies depending on condition of the terrain at your current location, and the moans and groans of the Zombies are haunting. The voice acting is way above average.

There is also a multiplayer mode called Factions in which the player must choose to be a Hunter or a Firefly. The players have to hold out for 12 weeks and afterwards are again free to choose a side. There is a good deal of customization in multiplayer mode and there are two game modes, Survivors and Supply Raid, each with a maximum of eight players. Supply raid is of the normal Deathmatch type where the losers are the side who run out of respawns first. In Survivors there is no respawn and rounds are won by completely destroying the enemy and the the first to win four rounds wins.

No game is flawless, but The Last of Us comes close. There are also some control issues during combat such as positioning, making it sometimes difficult to score hits. These problems are sufficient to knock its rating down a point or two. However, PlayStation 3 gamers simply can't go wrong with this game, visually and aurally it is a moody and evocative near masterpiece of a game that has so far earned some of the very best reviews.

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Posted:
2013-10-11

kiwi

Newbie

7.50

The PlayStation 3 may be nearing the end of its life, but it isn't going to go out with a whimper: the survival horror game The Last of Us was released in 2013 and sold 3.4 million copies in three weeks, becoming the fastest selling PlayStation game of all time. Does it live up to the promise of its hype?

Players control a young single man named Joel in the year 2033 in a post-apocalyptic America where zombies are a reality due to humans being infected by the Codyceps fungus. Joel is escorting a 14 year old orphan girl named Ellie, across the wasteland to meet the Fireflies, a group of humans who believe she may hold the answer to the eradication of the deadly fungus and hope to use her to rid the world of the Zombies. Although Ellie is mostly controlled by the AI, towards the end of the game the player takes control. The player's main purpose is to make contact with the Fireflies but to do so he must protect Ellie not only from Zombies, but also from all manner of enemies such as cannibals, bandits and Survivors, which are hostile uninfected humans.

Ellie and Joel are not the only named characters in the game, There is Melene, leader of the Fireflies, Tess a smuggler, the arms dealer Robert, Joel's daughter Sarah, the mechanic Bill and several more, all of which have a part to play, some big some small. Joel and Ellie's travels take them through many areas of America from mountains to plains. The game can be fairly described as one of the best looking games produced for the PlayStation 3. It creates a post apocalyptic world as many would imagine such a place to be, at worst a dark, dirty, dingy, broken down, and frightening world.

The Last of Us may have a rich story, but it is also an action packed adventure requiring the characters to fight for their life. Players have limited access to weapons such as pistols, rifles, shotguns, knives, and baseball bats, and ammo is also realistically limited, you won't find boxes of bullets just lying around. Weaponry and other useful items such as health aids can be crafted from a variety of materials, mostly everyday objects which have been used and discarded. The Balance of Power AI system gives opponents a sense of combat by hiding when approached and calling for help if needed. This sense of realism adds a lot of atmosphere to the game and makes combat more thrilling as you cannot waste a single attack as if you do so you are open to attack by dozens of opponents all too ready and waiting to take you down and infect you.

Apart form the obligatory fighting the player can explore the world around and discover all sorts of collectables and converse with other characters they may happen to meet.

The sound design is moody and evocative. There is very little music in the game, which is a very smart move and it makes those moments when it does appear that much more effective. Even the sound of your feet hitting the ground varies depending on condition of the terrain at your current location, and the moans and groans of the Zombies are haunting. The voice acting is way above average.

There is also a multiplayer mode called Factions in which the player must choose to be a Hunter or a Firefly. The players have to hold out for 12 weeks and afterwards are again free to choose a side. There is a good deal of customization in multiplayer mode and there are two game modes, Survivors and Supply Raid, each with a maximum of eight players. Supply raid is of the normal Deathmatch type where the losers are the side who run out of respawns first. In Survivors there is no respawn and rounds are won by completely destroying the enemy and the the first to win four rounds wins.

No game is flawless, but The Last of Us comes close. There are also some control issues during combat such as positioning, making it sometimes difficult to score hits. These problems are sufficient to knock its rating down a point or two. However, PlayStation 3 gamers simply can't go wrong with this game, visually and aurally it is a moody and evocative near masterpiece of a game that has so far earned some of the very best reviews.